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Rhode island red rooster with Black rock hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by night, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. night

    night New Egg

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    Just hatched a chick from a Rhode island red rooster and what I was told was a Black rock hen. The hen is black with a little red under her neck. Does anyone know what breed this chick would be?

    The chick is black with white under its chin and white wing tips.
     
  2. night

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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It wouldn't be any breed. It would be a mix/mutt. That said, it's a chicken. They don't know or care what breed they are. LOL

    Oh, and welcome to BYC!

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Mixed breed. If it's a pullet it should be a good layer with that background.
     
  5. night

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    Out of 8 eggs I ended up with 3 RIR's and 2 Mutts. I'm pretty pleased.
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all mutts, just some look more like the rir parent.

    What one of the hatcheries up here sells as black rocks are black sexlink hybrid layers(rir over barred hen), by the sounds of it thats what your hen is.
     
  7. night

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    3 were from RIR rooster and RIR hen. I bought the so called Black Rocks from an individual seller. Not a hatchery.
     
  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you know the cross you can make black rocks too, so by the sound of it someone either bought day-old black rock chicks and sold them to you or they bred them themselfs. Either way. a good laying hybrid. Usually have a nice temperament.
     

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